Morgan McLemore, MD


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Adult Sickle Cell Anemia Program
Grady Health System
Blood Disorders
Research Program
Cell and Molecular Biology


Board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine, Morgan McLemore, MD, has an active basic research laboratory focusing on myeloid differentiation.

Dr. McLemore is a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. He is also a member of the American Society of Hematology.


Dr. McLemore obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and completed Internal Medicine training at Barnes Hospital (Washington University) in St Louis. He went on to complete a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Washington University in St. Louis. After completing his clinical training, Dr. McLemore pursued research training in the laboratory of Daniel Link studying cytokine receptor signal transduction.


Dr. McLemore's laboratory is interested in understanding the signals that control normal myeloid differentiation and proliferation and how these are perturbed in acute myeloid leukemia. In pursuing this, his group has identified novel protein: protein interactions in acute myeloid leukemia. In particular, the McLemore laboratory has identified unique roles for Wilms Tumor protein in myeloid malignancies and AKT during normal myeloid development.


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Dr. McLemore received the 2016 James R. Eckman Award for Teaching Excellence from the Emory Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program.

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